I needed a tire pump for touring and commuting. I read on advrider about stripping down a slime pump.
You can get a slime pump for less than $20 from walmart. I actually have the power sports version, which is $30 or so. I think it's smaller. I bought it on sale at Pep Boys a while ago. Another option is the Harbor Freight pump.
This is what worked for me.
Tire plugger kit.
To save space, I chopped one end of the handles off using a hand saw. The tire plugs are in a zip lock to prevent them from drying out. This all goes in a cordura bag. These bags are nice because they are abrasion resistant. They protect your tools and other things from
the tools. Put a pencil-style tire guage in here too.
The slime pump out of the case.
The pump goes in a zip lock bag and into a tough cordura bag. The pump is powered through a sae lead. The bike already has an sae lead attached to the battery. The sae lead has a 15amp fuse, so be sure that your fuse can handle the current draw of the pump. Which is around 12amp...maybe?
The slime pump has a plastic end that goes over the tire valve. This really sucks, since the threads get stuck on the plastic. The key is to move the hose attachment straight up and down over the valve. If you go diagonally, it will get stuck. This always bugged me and I think I'll buy a metal end for my pump and cut off the plastic one. I have an air compressor at home, so I don't use my pump often.
3.long sae lead in zip lock
4.plugger kit inside of side fairing
5.stock tool kit moved back
Hopefully this will help someone. It's nice for commuting because it all fits under the seat, you don't have to carry extra bags,etc. for commuting. Be sure to put the pump in a spot where it won't get banged around. The soldered connections on the pump may break.
When you use the pump, keep it off the ground, so no dirt gets in it. Also, turn the pump off and let it cool down if it's been running for a while. Then, restart.
You may have to have the bike running to prevent your battery from draining.